CISO Conversations

CISO Conversations

Sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a CISO Conversation. Our CISO Conversations feature the kinds of top-of-mind questions you might typically ask a CISO about their business, security challenges, and thoughts about cybersecurity policy.

These featured CISOs from across the United States represent a variety of Fortune 1000 companies and other large organizations, and they are at the forefront of cybersecurity. They’re the ones in the trenches battling against millions of cyberattacks, securing information ranging from intellectual property to PII, and complying with many federal and state regulations that often frustrate—rather than help—their efforts.

Offering a practical point of view about cybersecurity issues of the day, these CISOs provide insights about emerging trends, cybersecurity policy and legislation, and the role of the CISO.

Conversation with Almir Hadzialjevic, VP of Enterprise Risk and Security, Aaron’s

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Almir Hadzialjevic, VP of Enterprise Risk and Security at Aaron’s, about cybersecurity trends and the role of the CISO.

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Conversation with Ben Aung, Global CISO, Sage Group

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Ben Aung, Global Chief Information Security Officer of Sage Group. Based in the UK, Aung shares some unique perspectives about cyber threat intelligence sharing, public-private sector partnerships, data privacy, and diversity—drawing from his experiences as a private sector CISO and a Deputy Government Chief Security Officer in the UK government.

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Conversation with Bob Varnadoe, CISO, NCR Corporation

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Bob Varnadoe, Chief Information Security Officer of NCR Corporation, about important cybersecurity legislation advanced in the past year, the need for speed with cybersecurity threat intelligence exchange, and ways to address both diversity issues and the talent shortage within the cybersecurity industry.

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Conversation with Don Boian, Cybersecurity Outreach Director, Huntington National Bank

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Don Boian, Cybersecurity Outreach Director at Huntington National Bank, about how CISOs can encourage more diversity in their teams, obstacles preventing effective public-private sector cyber threat intelligence sharing, and the need for a national dialogue addressing data privacy in the US.

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Conversation with Eric Seagren, Chief Information Security Officer, Oceaneering

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Eric Seagren, Chief Information Security Officer of Oceaneering, about shifts in the CISO’s role from a technical to a board level skillset, the need to talk cybersecurity risk with the organization, and ways to make public-private cyber threat intelligence sharing easier.

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Conversation with Helen Patton, CISO, Ohio State University

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Helen Patton, CISO of Ohio State University, about trends in public-private collaboration and why enforcing security must take user behavior into account.

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Conversation with Jason Witty, CISO, JPMorgan Chase

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Jason Witty, Chief Information Security Officer of JPMorgan Chase. Witty talks about the evolution of data privacy, advances in cyber threat intelligence sharing, and the continually evolving role of the CISO.

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Conversation with Jesus Montano, CISO in Residence, NTSC Board of Directors

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Jesus Montano, CISO in Residence on the NTSC Board of Directors, about the shortfalls of cyber threat intelligence sharing, the nuances of data privacy, the cybersecurity workforce shortage, and the evolving role of the CISO.

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Conversation with Joshua Koplik, CISO, IAC/Interactive Corp.

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Joshua Koplik, CISO of IAC/Interactive Corp., about how visibility for the CISO and the increasingly complex demands of the role has seen a big change.

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Conversation with Kevin Gowen, CISO, Synovus

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Kevin Gowen, Chief Information Security Officer of Synovus, about increased cybersecurity awareness, communication, and transparency; caution about how we approach data privacy; and how cybersecurity talent pipelines and diversity go hand in hand.

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Conversation with Mathew Newfield, Corporate Chief Information Security Officer, Unisys

In an interview conducted by the NTSC with Mathew Newfield, Corporate Chief Information Security Officer of Unisys, we explored pressing topics that are impacting the role of the CISO including how public perception issues affect public-private cyber threat intelligence sharing, how CISOs and Chief Privacy Officers can work better together, and the business acumen CISOs need to service companies effectively.

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Conversation with Michael Blache, CISO, TaxSlayer

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Michael Blache, CISO of TaxSlayer, about the challenges and nuances of protecting an organization.

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Conversation with Pete Chronis, CISO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Pete Chronis, CISO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., about the evolution of IoT, the need for CISOs to report to the C-Suite, and how cybersecurity awareness is growing.

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Conversation with Raj Badhwar, Chief Information Security Officer, Voya Financial

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Raj Badhwar, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Voya Financial, about specific advances in cybersecurity standards in 2018, why CISOs still need technical knowledge as part of their role, and the importance of collaborating with privacy executives within companies.

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Conversation with Ron Green, Chief Security Officer, Mastercard

In this CISO Conversation, the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) chats with Ron Green, Chief Security Officer at Mastercard, about improvements in public-private sector cyber threat intelligence sharing, the challenges of global companies adapting to regional data privacy laws, and thoughts on addressing the root causes of the cybersecurity talent shortage—including diversity issues—in the United States.

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Conversation with Steve Pugh, CISO, Ionic Security

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Steve Pugh, CISO of Ionic Security, about the maturity of information security and its effects on CISOs.

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Conversation with Thomas Dager, CISO, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

In this CISO Conversation, the NTSC chats with Thomas Dager, CISO of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), about the maturity of security awareness and the impact of consumer IoT devices on business.

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